a hotel in aden request yep's vice president was staying is rocked by explosions. ♪ ♪ israel demolishes the homes of two palestinians behind attack last year. i. a deal worth celebrating or a threat to jobs. we have reaction to the biggest trade agreement in a generation. and we report on the multi-million dollar corruption scandal that could force malaysia's prime minister out of
office. now, a hotel beus used by the government in yemen has been attacked. the vice president and other minister that his returned from exile two weeks ago were using it as a base. he has reported from yemen and has been following today's latest vents and with me here live in the studio. let's start with the latest on casualties. what is the latest line on that? >> basically local sources say there are casualties particularly at the main great the hotel where the first explosion took place the attacks were basically cars packed with explosives targeting the palace hotel think we don't have any confirm also so far whether these were the casualties are mainly yemens from coalition forces but now different sources indicate that this was a coordinate ahead tack.
aimed at the palace hotel where the -- where the yemeni government and the coalition forces are based in the city of aden. >> at this point, is it clear what hit the hotel? >> initial reports were talking about rockets targeting. now we are getting more reports from sources in yemen particularly local authorities saying that they believe these were cars packed with explosives, targeting the main entrance of the palace hotel. some suggest that this could be aqap or the islam being state which have been operate ed in yemen over the last few months. but we are not getting an official statement so far from the government exempt a statement saying that vice president will hold an emergency meeting with his -- with the government in the coming hours in the city of aden. >> what does this say about who controls aden at this point.
>> sami about two days ago the islamic state posted a new video showing its fighters distributing pamphlets in a 10 talking to local people and when they were also joining the fight against houthi forces in the past. that gives you an indication about the volatile situation in aden. you have aqap. on one hand, al qaeda arc the secessionists and coalition forces and a very weak government which is in place, it doesn't have control over the southern parts of the country so it's a very delicate situation and very fast moving. >> we'll leave it there for now, thanks so much. israeli security forces have demolished the homes of two palestinian mena cues odd separate attacks from 2014. the move follows days of tension between israelis and pan stun
vinnies with death on his both sides. the demolitions are ill ledge under international law because they amount to electric tiff punishment. article 33 of the fourth geneva convention states: >> the cofounder of the center for the protection of democracy in israel. he says that the demolition of house is his part of israeli policy to discourage future attacks. >> the house demolition is part of let's say the settlement campaign. because as the militia -- demolish houses you can do it if you can say this family
established illegal house or built illegal house without permit and we are going to demolish it. the another alternative is by saying this is a punishment as a kind of discouraging or fright inning terrorist to and their family. and this is the two main reasons of house demolition. and as i said, since '67, hundreds of houses have been demolished under these two titles, illegal buildings and as a punishment, as a discouraging act against terrorists. the israeli cabinet met to discuss the deteriorating security situation on monday evening.
>> reporter: a 13-year-old boy shot in yet another clash between demonstrators and the is rally army in the occupied west bank. he died while receiving treatment in hospital. the army says it's investigating the circumstances of the death. in the village. the funeral of an 18-year-old he was shot dead by israeli soldiers during clashes on sunday. according to palestinian police. >> translator: he's not the first and he won't be the last martyr, he died for the sake of the home land of the people and the national unity. >> reporter: in addition to the deaths the red crescent says well over. [ inaudible ] have been wounded in the past three days in gaza an angry reaction to what has been happening in the occupied west bank. >> translator: we call on the poll stun vinnie 3pal stun authe them to defend the people.
>> reporter: the israeli army has announced it's captured five palestinians pons i believe for the shooting of two settlers last week. the killing sparked off a massivable i operation in the west bank. this is what israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu had to say. >> translator: i want to praise the security forces who solved the horrible murder which took place. and quickly caught the murderers who shot dead two israelis last thursday. we are deploying a heavy hands against terrorism and also against the insiders. >> reporter: but some israelis continue to insist the prime minister is not doing enough. members of a right wing group gather outside damascus gate in east i can't ruse legal. shouting insults as passing palestinians and threatening to burn arab homes. three are arrested by police. the rest disbursed. but a reminders that passions are running high on all sides. mike hannah, al jazeera, west jerusalem.
what hjalmarsson pan is urging china to join the newly-signed partnership. the free trade deal was agreed to by 12 nation on his monday, their pa parliament need to getn it. china is working to set up it's own agreement. the summary has been released. the it had it. p.p. will open up market to his foreign companies. creating jobs and growth say it's proponents. critics say local industries won't be able to compete with multinational companies. inteintellectual property will e protecting meaning no more cheap drugs. it could affect public services and a dispute court will be set allowing corpse to his sue
governments for in the enforcing the new rules it. includes four of latin americas most open economies, mexico, colombia, chile and peru. their neighbors see it is as a blow. >> reporter: it's being held as the most modern trade pact ever. buyet the trans-pacific partnership solicits a very large question mark. >> translator: i watch the news every day and i have never heard of it. >> translator: anything that helps us sell products like these abroad is great. but i have no idea about the details. >> reporter: and that seems to be the generally consensus. it sounds good, but could it be too good to be true? inspired by success of the so-called asian tigers, leaders of colombia, mexico, peru and chile predict that the t. p.p. will turn their countries in the south american pumas.
critics could not disagree more and are predicting that farmers and manufacturers from these countries will be left at the mercy of the more industrialized pacific rim economies. the four latin american nation that his sigh i signed up are already the most pro free market in the regis but some worry this new agreement goes too far. regulating everything from health services to labor laws, even internet access examine government investment. in the rest of the region it's seen as a kiss of death to the dream of establishing a latin american common market a project pushed by brazil, argentina and venezuela. >> translator: they haven't gotten very far. so when a better opportunity presents itself. countries like chile and peru are not going to wait for the others, they are going for it because they have global, not just regional ambitions in tra
trade. >> reporter: whether the t.p.p. will indeed help diversify trade and improve the lives of people here could depends very much on the fine print of an immaterial are unprecedented agreement whose details still remain a mystery. lucia newman, al jazeera, santiago. al jazeera's andrew thomas is in sydney to look at the effect the deal will have on australia he says plaintiffers are worried 78 the big winners in australia are agricultural. thethey can sell more. selling more commodities tariff free. advertising banking, they are pleased an area this they see that they have a competitive vantage in can be sold more cheaply. manufacturers are much more concerned, cheaper imports of clothes from vietnam could push down wages and cost jobs.
andrew robb australian's trade minister said over you would it's a good deal for australia and could increase gdp up to 1%. concerned about increased medicine costs were unfounded he says he has held term over demands by the united states over increase to -- demands to increase copyrights, he said the costs of medicine will not go up as a result of this deal. still to come on the show. turk a excuses russia of violating its air space for a second time as nate a warns moscow against what it calls irresponsible behavior. and why angola's government is under pressure to explain exactly why it jailed 16 men.
♪ ♪ let's recap the headlines here on al jazeera now. in southern yemen a hotels used by government leader and a villa occupied poe coalition fo forces have been attacked in yep. the vice breeze was flown t floo safety. demolition of houses i houses in palestine. japan is urging china to join the newly-signed tran pacific partnership to increase security and growth in the region. china is working on setting up a rival agreement to the free
trade deal finally agreed to by 12 nation on his monday. nato has denounced russia for what it's called irresponsible behave york after russian par planes violated turkish air space twice in three days, we are picture to go hear from the nato secretary general in the next hour. russia says it was a mistake. >> reporter: this is the latest russian defense ministry foot i think of its planes returning from airstrikes in syria. the grainy, silent, black and white blooms of light are -- or so we were being told, bombs successfully hitting targets in homes. unsurprisingly what we hav we ht seen is the violation of air space an incidents moscow put down to bad weather. turkey summoned russia's ambassador to protest. >> what we received is this was a mistake they respect turkey's
boards and it will not happen again, turkey's rules of engage think apply to all planes. turkey's armed forces are very well instructed. >> reporter: the diplomatic language but the implication was clear, russian planes could be shot down if they repeat their mistake. the language from nato was blunter, turk is a a member of the alliance and the ambassadors for 28 nato countries were assemblied for an extraordinary meet on the ground monday, this is an excerpt from their written statement: >> reporter: nate i said russia planes should focus fighting isil. a criticism of russia an general role in syria, not just the
turkish air space incidents. the moscow doesn't make the same did i tinkses while washington and its regional allies have been equipping and training groups they see ahead more moderate an tur alternatives tha seems the whole lot as terrorists and how course says it press paired to protect bashar al-assad against all of his enemies. the skies above syria are increasingly crowded the u.s., turkey, saudi arabia, canada, qatar, united air action emirates, jordan. >> bahrain have all flown sorties in recent months, russia's foreign minister has suggested cooperation with the united states. >> translator: we spoke about the need for the additional direct contact between the militaries. our american colleagues promise today give quick answers to these offers. i think soon we should receive this. >> reporter: without cooperation, the risk of a serious confrontation only
increases. but unless the u.s.-led coalition or russia comprises on its syrian objectives, it's difficult to see how they can stay out of each other's way. rory challands, al jazeera, moscow. >> zeina khodr joins us live from beirut. first awful let's start with what the russian mission is. >> reporter: if you ask anyone in the opposition they believe that the russian mission has really nothing to do with just defeating and degrading isil. for them the russian minute is to help the syrian government in its war against its opponents on the ground. now, russian officials are using isil really as a blanket term. you know, even not mentioning, for example being targeting news remarks even though vladimir putin the russian president himself said that nusra is on that terrorist list and the
russians trying to justify their actions in saying that the al qaeda-linked group so a terrorist list of the united states. so it's very difficult to to say exactly who they are targeting on the ground. there have been airstrikes in hamas and this morning we are hearing about airstrikes in the countryside. a variety of rebel groups operate. some of them are so-called moderate groups but others are more conservative. is russia considering the conservative groups as part of this list? where is in the controversy lies. >> there has also been news about an alliance forming amongst those groupings which are opposed opposition groups oppose to the regime of bashar al-assad. how are the russian irrelevant strikeairstrikesimpacting the o?
>> reporter: yes, there was a statement released by both moderate and conservative groups, more than 40 groupings signed that statement. they called on regional country to his form an alliance against what they are calling the iranian and russian aggression. they have also rejected any russian peace initiative saying that russia cannot be, you know, a mediator in any conflict because it is a party to the conflict. they are calling on their regional backers to really help them confront in aggression making it clear that they do not want to engage in any form of compromise with the russians. the opposition really feel that russia is going to use the military force to get diplomatic gains because russia has been trying to revive the military process maybe they feel if they weaken the opposition they would be ready to compromise, they have come together and released this joint statement it's clear the conflict wilin tense identify. it's clear that there is no sign of a political solution to this crisis. as a result, you know, the
russian intervention has really i says ca lated the situation and brought us really book square one. >> all right, zeina khodr there live from beirut, thanks from that. the latest rescue operation in the mediterranean sea has saved more than 1800 refugees. i own navy ships are involved in sick separate rescues of the libyan coast. the british royal navy and an irish vessel also contributed to the operation. the president of the european council has defended europe's handling the refugees crisis. he described europe as the most open and tolerant place in the world. he says country are yous which criticize europe the most don't admit any refugees themselves. he urged members to stop fighting and called for solidarity. government leaders in angola are under increasing pressure to explain the jailing of 15 men without charge. they are accused of planning a coup but human rights groups say they are prisoners of
conscience, barnaby phillips reports. >> reporter: 15 young men, more than 100 days in prison, and no charges against them. they include activist activists. who have been protesting for years against what they say is a lack of democratic freed numb an goal actual they were arrested in june when according to friends they had gathered to discuss a book about peaceful protests against repressive regimes. angola is led by the president that has been in charge since 1979. his government says the men now in prison were planning a coup and the attorney general told state media he's preparing a case against them. >> they were carrying out act which could have been preparation of the overthrow of the legitimately elected government.
>> reporter: families of detainees have tried to stage demonstrations some have been broken up by the police. until an goal, a in theory, the constitution guarantees democratic freedoms in practice it takes courage to protest. >> it's all curtailed in angola. what he were they were trying do is exercise those freedoms, unfortunately that's been curr tails. we are really calling on the authorities in angola to release them. or bring them before a competent court to try them. >> reporter: angola is a country of great contrasts. one of africa's leading oil produce wester a few enjoy fabulous wealth. but most live in squalor. the fall in oil prices has herd the economy and according to opposition groups, made the government less tolerant of decenting voices.
but on social media families and friends of the detainees are speaking out. increasingly anxious they feel they have no choice. barn guy phillips, al jazeera. now, poverty action group says around 39,000 girls are forced in to marriage around the world every day. care international says 62 million girls are kept from school and half of them are adolescents. niger is at the top of the list where forced marriage is common. care says the main causes include war and conflicting. cultural expectations and the giving of a dowery. california is to become the fifth u.s. state to allow assisted suicide. doctors will be allowed to prescribe lethal doses of medication to patience physically capable of taking the drugs tell s of the new right to die law goes in to effect january of next year. at least 11 people have died from flooding in the u.s. state of south carolina. more than 60 centimeters of rain
fell in the past flee days, damns overflowed forcing many people from their homes, schools and government offices have been closed because of the floods. >> we don't have enough to count right now. we have so many breaking. they are breaking as we are speaking. we have too many dams to tell you how many. >> we did discover in the middle of the nate a breach in our columbia canal it's about 60 feet in width. we are working very hard to stabilize the water level. malaysia's prime minister is trying to get a lawsuit against him thrown out of court. he is being sued for allegedly keeping $700 million which was donate today his huge party. he says he has done nothing wrong and the charges of politically motivate the. florence looi reports. >> reporter: this is the moment she first made headlines.
an angry speech accusing the malaysian prime minister, who is also president of the ruling party of cheating. he has been involved in a scandal since july when it was revealed $700 million had been deposit ed in to his personal bank account. the money was alleged to have been channeled through a state-owned investment firm. 1mdb. controlled by him in his capacity as the finance minister. after weeks of silence, the prime minister finally said the money was a donation to the party from unnamed donors in the middle east. but that explanation is not enough for her, she had a small role representing women's issues in the ruling party. when her complaint to the party's disciplinary committee yield today results she took legal action. and was promptly sacked. >> i think i have the responsibility to make sure that the country is governed by the right person, is led by the
right person, the right way, not only clean but must also be seen clean of the prime minister's lawyers are attempting to have the law suit thrown out. >> she is no longer a member, and also that sh she is not an office bearer, neither is she the public officer. therefore the suit that she claims to be bringing on behalf is of no -- it's lacking in standing before the court. >> reporter: but there are plenty of others who are also seek an explanation from the mime minister. a two-day protest in three cities in august. attacked 10s of thousands of people. another former member who tried to urge foreign investigators to probe the accounts and assets of the prime minister and the state-owned investment arm has been arrested under a security law. >> we would think that malaysia as a country which is looking for forward to being a developed country in, for example, less
than five years, would have almost all of its dealings above the board and so on. the series of recent months events have really called it in to questions. >> reporter: the mime minister denies any wrongdoing, he says the accusations are all part of a conspiracy to topple him. many feel that response isn't enough. and until there are clearer answers, accusations of corruption will continue to follow him. florence looi. al jazeera, koala lumpur. and finally, forest fires in indonesia are contributing to record levels of smog, right across southeast asia now. the choking smoke has covered singapore and parts of malaysia for about a mom. malaysia's prime minister is urgal the i want nearing an government to stop the annual slash and burn by farmers there. where smoke haye haze as spreadl the way to tie land it's the first time it has reached
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